New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Synergistic effect discovered in layered quantum dot solar cells
Scientists enhance light emission in 2D semiconductors by a factor of 100
Researchers glimpse the inside of a photonic crystal
Graphene nanoribbons grow due to domino-like effect
Lasers could produce much sought-after band gaps in graphene
Solving the solar cell power conversion dilemma
Light-controlling artificial diamond structures could lead to optical computers
Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material' for improving optical communication
Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from ...
New method allows for greater variation in band gap tunability
If you can't find the ideal material, then design a new one.
Revolutionary solar-friendly form of silicon shines
Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices—carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology. ...
Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities
Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.